Hans Zeiger is serving his third term in the Washington State House of Representatives for the 25th District (Puyallup, Fife, South Hill, Summit, Waller, Midland and Parkland).
As the son, grandson, and great grandson of Puyallup teachers, Hans grew up in Puyallup and attended Karshner Elementary, Aylen Junior High School, and Puyallup High School.
Hans was first elected to the state legislature in 2010. Believing that the best solutions to today’s problems come from neighbors working together, Hans strives to build up our communities, not our bureaucracies.
Hans is the ranking member on the House Higher Education Committee, assistant ranking on the Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee, and he serves on the Rules Committee. He served for five years on the House Transportation Committee.
For his work to complete Highway 167 from Puyallup to the Port of Tacoma, the Associated General Contractors named Hans its 2013 Legislator of the Year. A champion for students and an advocate for youth civic engagement, Hans was the 2012 Washington Student Association legislator of the year. And for his work to promote collaboration in the legislative process, Hans was named the co-recipient of the Gabrielle Giffords Award for Civility in State Governance in 2015.
Hans holds appointments on the Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy Board, and the Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs.
Outside of the legislature Hans leads the Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, and he is an officer in the Washington Air National Guard.
Hans’ civic and volunteer activities include the boards of Puyallup Cares, the Boy Scouts of America Pacific Harbors Council, the William D. Ruckelshaus Center, and the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition. Hans is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Puyallup. He is an Eagle Scout.
Hans holds a BA from Hillsdale College and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. He undertook further graduate studies in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University.
Hans and his wife Erin have three children, Cullen, Kannen, and Clara. They enjoy hiking throughout Washington.